Definition of civilized
: characteristic of a state of civilization <civilized society>; especially : characterized by taste, refinement, or restraint
Examples of civilized in a sentence
A civilized society must respond to crime with fairness and justice.
Stop yelling. We have to be more civilized about this.
Try to act like a civilized human being!
a civilized way to spend the evening
First Known Use of civilized
CIVILIZED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of civilized for English Language Learners
: marked by well-organized laws and rules about how people behave with each other
: polite, reasonable, and respectful
: pleasant and comfortable
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